For those of you lucky enough to be up in the mountains this afternoon for day two of the SnowBall Music Festival gets ready to get underway, you're probably going over the lineup and hatching a plan for what you're going to see today. If so, we've got you covered. We put together a short tipsheet o ... More >>
Kristi Stice used to belt it out when she fronted the Fort Collins-based band Eve's Drop, but after getting a jazz vocal degree at the University of Northern Florida, her approach to singing changed. Her vocals on her debut album, Under the Willow, are much more kindred to Jolie Holland or Madeleine ... More >>
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This is part two of my interview with Patrik Landberg, exec chef of Charcoal. Part one of our conversation ran in this space yesterday.
Best thing about cooking in Denver: We're on the cusp of being a bona fide foo ... More >>
Michael Trundle's plate isn't just filled these days. It's overflowing to the point where he's dropping crap everywhere -- but he's dropping it like it's hot. While he's preparing for a trip to the Big Apple next week for the Live4Ever official CMJ showcase, where he'll perform as boyhollow a ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In September, Zac Brown is due at Red Rocks, followed by Jay-Z and Kanye West at the Pepsi Center and Neon Indian at the Bluebird in October. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Flashlights and King Mob got some spins. Mea ... More >>
Saturday, March 18
Over the last six years playing SXSW, I've watched the "Denver parties" grow more and more every year. Last night, as the Illegal Pete's Starving Artist Showcase pushed the walls of Peckerheads to the limits with a one in, one out line around the corner, Denver has made ... More >>
Richard Betts's new label: I will not drink bad wineIn June 2008, Richard Betts, one of the handful of Master Sommeliers in the state of Colorado, ended his eight-year run at the Little Nell, saying he was retiring from restaurants forever. Since then, he's moved his base to Boulder, where he ... More >>
When Josh Friedman's old band, Sleeperhorse, broke up, he figured it was time for a change. So a few months ago, he moved to Prague to teach English, travel and to move his life forward in a positive direction after having a "pretty shitty first half of the year." Unfortunately, a recent internatio ... More >>
John Broening"We'll have head cheese at Olivéa on Friday -- I expect to see you there," summoned the e-mail. The note - short and to the point -- was from John Broening, the executive chef at Duo and Olivéa: the former a restaurant in Highland with a field-to-plate, seasonal approach to foo ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddlin ... More >>